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Are you getting the new iPad?

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Are you getting the new iPad?
New year, new iPad - this one with unseen display resolution, faster graphics chip, better camera, Siri dictation and the obligatory 4G LTE connectivity. Yet it is the market that will ultimately decide whether it is a worthy upgrade, so we wanted to ask you, dear readers, whether you plan to get the third edition of the world's most popular tablet.

We know some of you are already struggling with the overloaded pre-order page, some will take the "wait and see" approach until the first reviews are out, some consider the iPad 2 good enough for them and waited for the expected $100 price drop, and some don't really care about Apple's tablets, or slates in general.

Tell us in the poll below if you plan to get the new iPad or you have something else planned, and comment your decisions in the discussion thread.

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Are you getting the new iPad?
298 votes
(298 votes) Yep, already struggling with the pre-order page
315 votes
(315 votes) I'll probably wait to see the initial reviews
125 votes
(125 votes) Now that the iPad 2 starts at $399, that's what I'm getting
1381 votes
(1381 votes) Nope

2119 votes

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posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:53 3

1. max9777 (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)

Id wait to see what apple introduces this summer, since they are coming out with the new mountain OSX for macbook's which is supposed to integrate with IOS devices. Who knows maybe by summer there might be news of a smaller Ipad??

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 00:09 1

32. gkquiambao (Posts: 62; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

nope. no thanks

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:54 16

2. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


posted on 08 Mar 2012, 05:19

33. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

LOL that was my answer too. But then again, we are a minority...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:58 1

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

So iPad name is
New iPad
Or to be announce?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:59 13

4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


that padfone is mine. or maybe the asus memo370t or nexus tab+ phone upgrade.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:03 4

6. pedobear (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

padfone! *drools*

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:02 15

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)

You should add a 5th option: "I'm not touching anything which runs iOS. Ever. Android all the way!"

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:30 6

12. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Leave the Android part off, and I'll agree to that

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:22 5

19. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

windows phone for da win

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 22:43 1

30. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

really phonearena? with posts like this what exactly did u expect for the results… there should be the "android fan" button in the future…

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:06 2

7. dr.cyber (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

ok before to buy it i want to know about this spes:
how much ram it have?
is this dual core cpu with quad core gpu better then tegra and K3V2(HUAWEI) cpu's(cpu speed and bench)

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:00 3

16. mrfwy (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

The real question is how much battery will churn at high speed video and gaming streaming and how uncomfortably hot will get?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:08 6

8. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Looking forward to windows 8 tab.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:17 5

9. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Nope certainly wont be buying an ipad 2$

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:19 7

10. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

iVoted "No," and not because iDiSliKe krApple but because the Galaxy Note is better and has better specs' so, I'd rather spend $649.99 plus tax on a Galaxy Note (when it comes to Verizon)!

"iPad," what a diSappoiNtment (AgAiN)!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:37 1

14. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

you missed an i in "is"

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:28 3

11. nightmare (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

there should be a fifth option of "wait and see wat samsung releases then make up my mind"

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 17:27 1

24. Doakie (Posts: 2007; Member since: 06 May 2009)

You're the first person to say what I've been thinking. With Apples release of the iPad 2 and the redesign of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, I looked at the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with an expectation of another redesign. Although I'm not sure I'll be needing to upgrade out of my GT 10.1 unless the redesigned GT2 10.1 is high resolution, bigger battery, AND front facing speakers. The front facing speakers are the deal breaker for me.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:31 1

13. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

I'm definitely grabbing one this summer once the original rush is down. I've wanted Retina Display on the iPad since I saw it on the iPhone. Can you imagine how amazing video is going to look on that thing? How easier it will be to read books and websites? This is a fantastic update. They put in everything I wanted into this thing. I'm sold...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:00

17. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I just bought a tablet 6 months ago. I have no need to buy another one to replace my old one. The screen resolution is impressive. I'll most likely wait a few years before buying a device to replace my existing tablet.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:01 1

18. guruprasad (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)

nope i won be getting this crap for such a high price.i will get a good laptop for this price....829$ for retina display and a5x processor.........nooo waaay....

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 16:15

20. Dameon (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

nah i think ill pass

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 16:21

21. jove39 (Posts: 1858; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Not buying any tab...unless I get hands on any win8 based tablet...eagerly waiting.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 16:24 1

22. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Android/WP FTW!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 16:51 2

23. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

Hell naw. I prefer to throw my $500 directly in the trash every 6 months, cuts out the middle man and saves me a trip to the pretentious egg-head hipsters at the genius bar.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 22:22 1

29. mynameisfyl (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


posted on 07 Mar 2012, 19:57

26. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

No. I hardly use my Ipad2. No need for a new one.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 21:02

27. gragonHDfones (unregistered)

i hope number 4 that might come out this fall will be a better um... thingy

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 22:04 1

28. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Almost 65.22% ppl voted they wont buy the new yPad... LMAO :-D

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 09:35

34. pedobear (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

when the iPhone 4s came out, almost everyone said it wasn't that good of an upgrade and they but now it's one of the best-selling phone's worldwide. how? it's part of apples marketing scheme that every year they release a new phone/tablet and even though it's not much better than the last version they make the previous version product look of of style and they make everyone think they need the newest product. trust me, I don't like apple but I bet that at least 40% of those people who said no will end up buying one sometime this year.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 23:44

31. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

Nope. My iPad 2 is serving its purpose just fine right now

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